An historic street in Bloomington is getting a face lift. East Monroe Street is paved with bricks. Due to time and sewer construction, the road is full of concrete patchwork and potholes. On Monday, the city council decided to move forward with repaving the street with bricks, rather than asphalt. Estimated costs put the project between $300,000 and $500,000, but supporters say brick streets are built to last about 100 years, saving money in the long run
The tracks on College Avenue aren't finished. And may not be for another month. I-DOT yesterday said it could be the end of May before the high speed rail upgrades are finished. The tracks closed last October and the work was supposed to be done last week. Drivers will continue to have to detour out of Uptown and cut along East Willow on their way to Fort Jesse Road.
City Manager David Hales is getting another raise. Bloomington's city council last night approved a nearly two-percent raise. Hales' salary alone will jump to over 188-thousand dollars a year. Outgoing alderman Kevin Lower was the only council member to vote 'No.'
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